Places in Manali
There are numerous garden restaurants serving all the usual suspects - pizzas, momos, banana pancakes, apple pie - from early morning to late evening. All these places close by November. Popular backpacker restaurants include Shiva Garden Cafe and Blue Elephant Cafe near the river, both serving decent traveller fare.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
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